From left: Forever Plaid stars Christopher Hall as Jinx, Dann Wilhelm as Frankie, Allen Fraser as Sparky and Brad Dewar as Smudge.

Langley actor fronts festive 1950s musical

Langley’s Dann Wilhelm stars in Vagabond Players production of Forever Plaid, running Nov. 24 to Dec. 18

It’s a tale of four guys, with a shared love of music, who hone their talents in the basement of a plumbing supply company until they create a pop group that can compete with their idols.

When a tragic accident stops their career before it can even start, the story of Forever Plaid begins.

Starring Langley actor Dann Wilhelm as Francis, the leader and caretaker of the group, Forever Plaid, running Nov. 24 to Dec. 18, is a festive production with classic barbershop-quartet harmonies, nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s, lively choreography and a lots of humour.

Wilhelm is an award-winning musical theatre actor whose career began 25 years ago when he was in high school. He has been on stage throughout the Lower Mainland with groups such as FVGSS, White Rock Players Club, Royal City Musical Theatre, Theatre Under the Stars and the Chilliwack Players Guild.

An accomplished actor, singer, dancer, director, stage manager and producer, Wilhelm’s work has been nominated for multiple awards, having won twice for best actor in a musical.

The talented Plaid quartet is completed by Christopher Hall as Jinx, the shy tenor, Allen Fraser as Sparky, the comedian who is always looking to crack a joke, and Bradley Dewar as Smudge, the group’s worrier.

Direction is by Wayne Nolan and musical direction is by Julie Atchison.

Performances run at The Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen’s Park, New Westminster, Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. and Saturday matinees on Nov. 26 and Dec. 3.

Purchase tickets at www.vagabondplayers.ca/tickets or call 604-521-0412.

Just Posted

Coleman decides against running for Surrey mayor

‘I’m a Langley guy,’ MLA says

Glow Langley returns bigger and brighter this Christmas

Organizers will also introduce Harvest Glow — a celebration of autumn

Aldergrove Food Bank leader ‘retires’

Darlene Isaak has a ‘legacy written in the hearts and bellies of the vulnerable’

A closer look at law enforcement for RCMP junior cadets

Annual Langley event marks 13th year

Langley man arrested for alleged voyeurism at BCIT

Burnaby RCMP have arrested a 48-year-old man after he allegedly took photos of a woman in a washroom

Trudeau asks transport minister to tackle Greyhound’s western pullout

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s asked Transport Minister Marc Garneau to find solutions in Greyhound Canada’s absence.

Hub for mental health and addictions treatment opens at B.C. hospital

St. Paul’s Hospital HUB is an acute medical unit that includes 10 patient beds

Restaurant Brands International to review policy over poaching employees

One of Canada’s largest fast-food company to review ‘no-poach’ franchise agreements

Calgary family’s vacation ends in tragedy on Texas highway

Three people died and four others were injured in the crash

Union construction cost competitive, B.C. Building Trades say

Non-union firms can bid on infrastructure, but employees have to join international unions

Trudeau to shuffle cabinet ahead of Liberals’ team for 2019

Trudeau could lighten the work loads of cabinet ministers who currently oversee more than one portfolio

Car calls 911 on possible impaired B.C. driver

A luxury car automatically calls Princeton police to scene of crash involving alcohol

BC Games marks 40 years in 2018

Cowichan Games a milestone for BC Games Society

VIDEO: Life’s a beach at this B.C. sand sculpting contest

More than $50,000 was up for grabs at the annual contest held in Parksville

Most Read